In our adult professional lives, how many of us get to work in a field we truly love and know in our heart this is what we were meant to do? Well, for this young athlete competing and especially teaching Taekwondo is the fulfillment of a dream. And, best of all he gets to fulfill this dream in his hometown, Richmond, Texas.
Since the age of six, Master Daniel Elkowitz has been learning the art of Taekwondo both from the finest Korean Taekwondo Masters to some of the best Taekwondo competition coaches in the world including United States Olympic coaches.
Now, Master Elkowitz has brought his training back to the greater Richmond/Rosenberg area and has opened Fort Bend Martial Arts Academy. As one of the most beloved Taekwondo athletes in the United States, Master Elkowitz has been welcomed back to his hometown with open arms. His Taekwondo School has been warmly received by the community and is quickly becoming a popular outlet for those wanting to learn what Taekwondo and Master Elkowitz have to offer.
Master Elkowitz attended the local schools in the community, including Pecan Grove Elementary, Garcia Middle School and Stephen F. Austin High School. He also attended Houston Baptist University majoring in Business Management and Finance.
During this time, Master Elkowitz traveled extensively throughout the United States and the World, competing in Taekwondo. Most recently, he spent months helping train the 2012 Taekwondo Olympic Team to get them ready for the London games. He also spent two months in Singapore and China as a United States Olympic Team sparring partner at the 2008 Olympic Games in China.
Since the age of 10, Master Elkowitz has been teaching Taekwondo to both children and adults. Recently, he has taught at one of the most well known Taekwondo Schools in the country which has been the home of Olympic Medalists and numerous World and National Champions. He has also taught in a Houston Independent School District after school program for the past five years.
Master Elkowitz now brings this diverse teaching and competitive knowledge to Fort Bend County. Competing in Taekwondo is his passion. Teaching Taekwondo is his life's ambition.